Prepare to be changed because God wants sons – He is looking for a bride. Preparation is a process – a painful journey which sorts out those who have eyes on Jesus – The Word – and are seeing by the Spirit that change taking place personally and within the Body.
Galatians 3:26-4:6 King James Version (KJV)
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
4 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Galatians 3:22-25 King James Version (KJV)
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
In order to be a son you cannot be under law – the bondage of unbelief. Sonship comes only by faith – being taught not by the law but by direct revelation through the Spirit. Sonship comes only out of resurrection – a new Spirit empowered life.
Joel 2:28-29 King James Version (KJV)
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Children exagerate or lie, it is total faith in the pure uncompomising Word that promotes growth and unity so essential for sonship…
Ephesians 4:13-15 King James Version (KJV)
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Zechariah 4:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
Only those who are matured by the Holy Spirit will be manifested as sons
That is why the Holy Spirit is sovereign – God – in our meetings. It can only be the Holy Spirit that does the work. This is why we place such an emphasis on ‘tongues’.
Those who use ‘tongues’ daily as much as they can – that is enabling the Holy Spirit in you to work. To raise you up .. it’s bypassing the mind which so often can be under attack. .. That is what builds us up, that is what is sustaining us.
Speaking in tongues is that rest – that spiritual Promised Land. When you are at work and face decisions the tongues are there telling you what to do. That’s what it’s all about. It’s because we don’t know, Jesus revealed that He didn’t know unless the Father showed Him.
Tongues are a pure holy communication before the throne of God…
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
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